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The Southern 'No heat challenge'

October 9th, 2009 at 02:42 am

Down here in NC, almost south, We don't need heat for long, and honestly while we complain a lot, we don't need much of it, compared to mountains or up north.

So some would think we totally cheat on the no heat thing. But while our start date can be later with ease, keeping it as late as possible is a challenge. See when you don't have to do more than run the heat for 15 minutes in the early morning you figure it is cheap enough no big deal to turn it on.

But cheap as 15 minutes is it is still money spent that will never come back. While a sweater I already own is free.

Course there are thousands of ways to save that money, This year I choose to try and keep the heat off to save it. (last year I didn't.) Another person might find heat more important and save by buying different foods (we are picky in many ways).

Still another might prefer to buy some expensive foods, turn the heat on early but skip eating out for the month.

Whatever gets you through the month 'in the black' is a good plan.

4 Responses to “The Southern 'No heat challenge'”

  1. ktmarvels Says:

    I agree, the 'no heat' challenge is swayed to accommodate those in southern/warmer climates, but you bring up a good point about trying to save money however we can. Personally I'm still trying to combat (and failing miserably) the no AC challenge! The past couple of days we've been in the 90s...didn't someone tell Mother Nature that it's fall?? Smile

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Totally agree with you. Whatever gets you through the month in the black.

  3. north georgia gal Says:

    I am trying to beat the 15 minutes in the morning too! I live in Georgia and it has been kind of chilly in the mornings, but warm during the day. So far I have resisted the heat "just long enough to take the chill off".

  4. monkeymama Says:

    100% agreed in California. This time of year we would only run the heat in the a.m. to feel warm and toasty as we come out of the shower. Plenty of sun to warm up the house during the day. & I don't mind it cold at night. Then I am under the blankets...

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